Brownifer Bites: Grilled Burgers #1 (with recipe)

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Grilled Burgers #1 (with recipe)

We were exhausted eating and talking about eating burgers all over town (we've begun our search for the Best Burger in Albany) and decided it was time to just make a good one at home.

I got in the kitchen to make some burger buns and Brownie set to making patties.

We make a lot of burgers with a lot of variations depending on what we have on hand and our mood.  This night, we just wanted a simple classic.  It's been a busy few weeks.  So we're labeling this #1 as there will most likely be many more!

Once Brownie is in the kitchen and in chef mode, he's hard to slow down.  But I risked irritating him to get him to measure things as he went so I could get a recipe for you!

You're Welcome. :-)


  • 2 lbs Grass-Fed Ground Beef
  • 1/2 Cup Panko (or bread crumbs)
  • 1/4 Cup Milk
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 3 Cloves Garlic, minced
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons Worcestershire
  • 1 Tablespoon Ketchup
  • 2 Tablespoons minced onion
  • Mixed spices (in any amounts you prefer) for rub:  salt, garlic powder, paprika, smoked paprika

  • Let your beef rest on a counter until it's room temperature 
  • Mix panko and milk in a bowl and combine well
  • Add all other ingredients (excluding your mixed spices for your rub) to the bowl and mix well with your hands.  This is grass-fed beef, y'all - don't even sweat bacteria.  Just get in there! (if you're using conventional beef - use gloves)
  • Form your patties to your desired size - if you want your patties to maintain a larger form while grilling, make sure to put an indent in the center of each burger before grilling.
  • Sprinkle your mixed spices onto patties or mix spices in a bowl and rub on each side of your patties.
  • Wash those nasty hands 
  • Heat your grill and prepare for the burgers while your burger soaks up those flavors.
  • Grill burgers approximately 3 minutes on each side or until done - we like ours a little pink in the middle.  (if you're using conventional beef - always cook until well-done to kill bacteria!)
  • Add slice of cheese after flipping if desired.  Cheddar, Pepper Jack, whatever you choose.  Do us proud and use real cheese!
  • Grill your buns if desired - Brownie likes his grilled, I do not.

Decorate those babies with any and all toppings you prefer!  This recipe was delicious - of course we left the spice rub off of one burger for Thing #5 who isn't a huge fan of meat in the first place.  But she devoured this burger and loved it!  So I'm going to label this one kid-approved!

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